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Utah whitewater, Big Cottonwood Creek

Morgan Salt Lake county, Old Mill to 3900 South section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-IV     8.5 miles
About halfway down from the park and ride to the catch pond there is a quite substantial log/tree laying across most of the creek. Watch out for that one. Says Bob

The starting location is a short drive from Salt Lake City, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The beautiful scenery of Utah and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. The average whitewater rafting
    or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. This river system has a few good
paddling stretches and the Old Mill to 3900 South section is one of them. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This is a pretty  
decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. The river winds through the Wasatch Range and you get great scenery. The Old Mill to 3900 South section of Big Cottonwood Creek in Utah is 8.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-IV section.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Big Cottonwood Creek without first paying a visit to Dry Creek Spring, and why not head up to Snowbird and strap some skis to your feet. That right there is loads of fun things already but it goes on, the Wasatch Range has it all.

Big Cottonwood Creek, Old Mill to 3900 South road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Big Cottonwood Creek.
 Whitewater Near Big Cottonwood Creek:
Little Cottonwood Creek, Salt Lake County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Creek Road to I-15)
Whitewater Outfitter - Western River Expeditions, Salt Lake County, 3 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Great Salt Lakes Tour, Salt Lake County, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Holiday Expeditions, Salt Lake County, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Utah Outventures, Salt Lake County, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Walton Marine, Salt Lake County, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Colorado River and Trail Expeditions, Salt Lake County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Raftin Styles, Salt Lake County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Big Cottonwood Creek, Morgan/ Salt Lake County, 6 miles away
      Class I-IV - 8.5 miles long (Old Mill to 3900 South)
Jordan River, Utah/ Salt Lake County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 51 miles long (Utah Lake to Rose Park)
 Ski Areas Near Big Cottonwood Creek:
Snowbird, Utah , 12 miles away, 3240 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
Alta, Utah , 13 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 12 lifts, 54 runs
Solitude, Utah , 16 miles away, 2047 foot drop, 8 lifts, 65 runs
Brighton, Utah , 17 miles away, 1745 foot drop, 6 lifts, 66 runs
The Canyons, Utah , 19 miles away, 3190 foot drop, 19 lifts, 167 runs
Park City Mountain Resort, Utah , 22 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
Sundance, Utah , 22 miles away, 2150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 41 runs
Deer Valley, Utah , 24 miles away, 3000 foot drop, 22 lifts, 99 runs
Snowbasin, Utah , 30 miles away, 2959 foot drop, 12 lifts, 113 runs
Wolf Mountain, Utah , 35 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 2 lifts, 16 runs
 Hotels Near Big Cottonwood Creek:
Engen Hus B And B, Salt Lake City , 1 miles away
Residence Inn Salt Lake City Cottonwood, Salt Lake City , 2 miles away
Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Cottonwood, Salt Lake City , 2 miles away
Hampton Inn By Hilton SLC-Cottonwood UT, Holladay , 2 miles away
Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham Salt Lake City-Fort Union, Salt Lake City , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Cottonwood Creek:
L and L Campground, Salt Lake City, 1 miles away
American Land & Leisure, Brighton, 1 miles away
Lost Creek Campground - Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Big Cottonwood Creek:
The Sheep Trail, Salt Lake , 13 miles away
Lake Desolation Trail, Salt Lake , 14 miles away
Indian Trail, Utah , 19 miles away
Mount Timpanogos Trail, Utah , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Big Cottonwood Creek:
California National Historic Trail, CA , 8 miles away
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail, UT , 8 miles away
This Is The Place State Park, Utah , 5 miles away
Jordan River State Park, Utah , 11 miles away
East Canyon State Park, Utah , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Big Cottonwood Creek:
Mountain Dell Golf Course, Salt Lake City , 3 miles away
Willow Creek Country Club, Sandy , 3 miles away
Nibley, Salt Lake City , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Big Cottonwood Creek
Upper Bells Canyon Reservoir, Salt Lake , 8 miles away
Decker Lake, Salt Lake , 9 miles away
Tibble Fork Reservoir, Utah , 16 miles away

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